Entries by Emilio

Federal Tax Credit for Energy Efficient Windows

The Federal Government recently announced a tax credit for energy efficient home improvements Homeowners will receive 30% of the cost of an approved project up to $1500. On the list of energy efficient improvements are replacement windows. However, the guidelines for acceptable windows are very stringent and it’s very important that homeowners know which windows […]

How Will the Home Improvement Industry Weather the Tough Economy?

The news these days speaks mostly of recession, the suffering economy, struggling industries and individual businesses.  Given the state of our country’s economy one would expect that the Home Improvement Industry will also suffer.  However, that may not be the case. In New England and other parts of the country, new construction housing has all […]

Paint is Changing: Green Products to Consider in Massachusetts

How to be friendly to the environment when re-decorating and still have a beautiful and long lasting interior paint job. How Are Paints Changing?: Paint companies in the US and the world have been working feverishly to come up with the optimal coating to do two main things: minimize the impact on air quality and deliver maximum […]

The Daunting Task of Choosing Paint Colors

Choosing paint colors for your house painting project can be one of the hardest and most stressful decisions of a home improvement project.  Nobody wants to make a mistake that they will have to live with for years or pay for an expensive re-do.  How many times have you chosen a color thinking it would look one way […]

Roofing Products for New England, What Are My Options?

MORE OPTIONS THAN YOU THINK Most people assume they only have one option when it comes to replacing their roof, and that is asphalt shingles with either a fiberglass or organic base. However, there are many other less common options available for roof replacement. The question our customers ask us is, “are these roofing types right for my […]

Asphalt Shingle Roof Warranty – Am I Really Covered?

There are many manufacturers of asphalt roofing materials in business today, such as GAF and CertainTeed, and they offer many different types of shingles, from 3-tab to architectural, from designer to luxury shingles. The most popular type of shingle being used today is the 30-year architectural. Most people have the misconception that “30-year” means “I am […]